The Virginia Wine Society presents Wine in the Garden at Brent & Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester with wine educator, Charles Birr talking about "Irish Wines are Smiling" at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
Charles has been educating and entertaining "students" with his unique style of wine, wit and wisdom for 10 years, according to a news release. He is the wine director for the annual American Heart Association auction in Washington, DC, holds a certified sommelier certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers, is a candidate for Wine Educator certification from the Society of Wine Educators, the French Wine Society and a member of the International Sommelier Association.
For reservations call 757-206-5514 or 804-693-3966 x108, or online at www.localwineevents.com, $25 per person. Additional Wine in the Garden tastings will be held each month for the rest of the year.
Spring garden tours
Spring tours at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs will begin on March 16. Take a leisurely stroll through the trial fields and gardens at the farm and home of Brent and Becky Heath. See where they grow trials, where they grow what they sell, see different planting combinations and locations so they can see what works best and where, plus a little history of the land you will be touring. Walking shoes recommended and will be on gravel, dirt and grass. Wheelchairs are not recommended or children under the age of 7. $10 per person, reservations are required. Please call (804) 693-3966 to reserve your spot. Tours will be held 1-3 p.m. on March 16, 20, 23 April 3, 10 and 13.
The Bulb Shoppe and Gardens at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs is offering a new class for children 5 and under on Thursday, March 7at 1:30 pm. The Sweet pea Mommy and Me group will explore the garden, make crafts, tell stories and have lots of fun! Call (804) 693-3966 to reserve your spot, space is limited! Many new activities have been added to the calendar this year, visit www.thebulbshoppe.com for upcoming programs.
Living flower arrangement workshop
Join Brent Heath for a Living Flower Arrangement Workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, or 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. We all smile when we receive a beautiful arrangement of flowers. However, that smile will return many times when we realize that the flowers come from live bulbs and will last up to 2 or 3 times longer than cut flowers. Then they can often be recycled into the garden after danger of hard freeze. This lecture covers the particulars on how to do it and which bulb cultivars are best suited to pot culture. Brent will demonstrate the most innovative methods of creating the forced container, the window box liner, the layered patio planter or individually potted bulbs. The 'hands-on’ workshop follows the lecture where participants will get the opportunity to create their own combination planting which they may take home and enjoy watching become their ‘Living Flower Arrangement.. $25 per person, reservations required, call (804) 693-3966.
2013 Farmer’s Markets will be held in the garden at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs on the second Saturday of the month from April through November. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Denise, 693-3966 x109 or email@example.com.
Posted by Kathy Van Mullekom; firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOW KATHY:Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun